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ITEM! The studio founded by senior World of Warcraft developer Mark Kern has announced its inaugural project. Firefall is Red 5’s ambitious MMO style shooter set in a post apocalyptic future. Scheduled for release in late 2011, Firefall will adopt the free-to-play model favoured by many modern online games.
ITEM! Independent Czech studio Amanita Design has announced that its robot themed point-and-click adventure Machinarium is on its way to WiiWare. The PC original was among the more celebrated indie releases of 2009.
ITEM! Heavy Rain will soon be added to the list of games compatible with Sony’s motion sensing Move peripheral. A software patch will update existing copies of the game in September and a special edition disc will arrive in stores in October.
ITEM! The Halo: Reach launch has encountered some turbulence. As reported by GameSpot, Microsoft is working to resolve an issue preventing owners of the recently released 4GB Xbox 360 model from accessing the game’s co-op mode.
ITEM! TimeGate Studios has revealed that it is working on a sequel to Section 8, its high flying multiplayer shooter from 2009. Section 8: Prejudice will feature an expanded single player component. Platforms are yet to be announced but TimeGate is aiming for a 2011 release.